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(Ars Technica)   Cover of the final Nintendo Power pays homage to the first cover. Cool tag takes over while sad tag is overcome with nostalgia   (arstechnica.com) divider line 24
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2012-11-30 04:13:18 PM
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whistleridge: Do you remember the hotline you could call for in game tips? Only, they were too cheap for a 1-800 number, so you had to pay for the long distance call? Back in the 80's, when companies were trying to sell long distance for 'only' $.10/minute?


My mom: "WHY ARE YOU CALLING REDMOND, WASHINGTON?! FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES?!"
2012-11-30 03:17:32 PM
2 votes:
Get the POWAH! NINTENDO POWAH! Get the CLUES that you can use! NINTENDO POWAH!!
Higher and Highter! Fighting your way through ENEMY FI-YAH!
2012-11-30 02:06:53 PM
2 votes:
2012-11-30 01:57:25 PM
2 votes:
Apparently you can't fill up a whole magazine with "Protip: Waggle the Controller!"
2012-11-30 07:44:16 PM
1 votes:

JavaMoon: Seeing all the Dragon Warrior love here just makes me so happy. I talk to others about my love for the game series and I just get blank stares.

My absolute favorite Christmas was when I got my copy of Dragon Warrior 2. I think it's my favorite of the whole series.

/Second the Dragon Warrior > Final Fantasy comment


It wasn't fair to ask me to kill these right out of the gate:

upload.wikimedia.org
2012-11-30 04:20:42 PM
1 votes:

funk_soul_bubby: whistleridge: Do you remember the hotline you could call for in game tips? Only, they were too cheap for a 1-800 number, so you had to pay for the long distance call? Back in the 80's, when companies were trying to sell long distance for 'only' $.10/minute?

My mom: "WHY ARE YOU CALLING REDMOND, WASHINGTON?! FOR FIFTEEN MINUTES?!"


For real. And I lived in eastern NC. I recall a serious ass-thumping that may or may not be deserved after somebody may or may not have run up a $60 phone bill after having been previously warned on multiple occasions.

/ oh, gamefaqs.com...where were you all my childhood?
2012-11-30 04:04:45 PM
1 votes:
I remember writing to Nintendo Power once as a kid. I'd bee inputting random passwords into some game, and it finally produced a level that I'd never witnessed before. I thought I was a wizard.

They did send me a little form letter reply that humored my lame letter with pretend consideration, though, which was nice.
2012-11-30 03:45:34 PM
1 votes:
I still have this in my dresser drawer:

i.ebayimg.com 

/hot like double RCP90s
//in paintball mode
2012-11-30 03:08:36 PM
1 votes:

BAMFinator: //Dragon Warrior > FF


You're gonna blow this thread up saying things like that.

In all seriousness, I tried to break that out last year when I was doing a lot of retro gaming... Original NES et al. It's brutal to try to play that game today. Like watching paint dry. And I loved that game, don't get me wrong. It was painful enough trying to play through FF again. But I did, with the all-thieves party.
2012-11-30 03:04:42 PM
1 votes:
A friend and I split a subscription so we could get Dragon Warrior.

/Loved that game
//Dragon Warrior > FF
2012-11-30 02:48:25 PM
1 votes:
I remeber getting a free copy of Dragon Warrior for renewing my subscription. I must have logged over a thousand hours into that game.
2012-11-30 02:41:45 PM
1 votes:

whistleridge: tricycleracer: whistleridge: I never would have beaten Battletoads.

Impossible. No one has ever beaten Battletoads.

Incorrect. It was beaten. It took an even more inordinate chunk of my life than did beating Adventure of Link, Mike Tyson in Punch-Out!!, Kid Icarus, and Rygar (Jesus, that game took forever), but it was done. Once. By the skin of my teeth.


I know, there's runs on YouTube. I was just having a little /b/tard fun.
2012-11-30 02:37:55 PM
1 votes:

whistleridge: I never would have beaten Battletoads.


Impossible. No one has ever beaten Battletoads.
2012-11-30 02:33:51 PM
1 votes:

Tax Boy: [www.classicville.co.uk image 400x395]

[images.mentalfloss.com image 236x240]


Protip: Do not look up what happened to the actor who played "Lucas" in The Wizard if you do not wish to become depressed and uncomfortable.
2012-11-30 02:32:37 PM
1 votes:
Oblig:

www.gonintendo.com
2012-11-30 02:25:48 PM
1 votes:

JerseyTim: How will I keep up with the zany adventures of Nester


Fun fact: Howard Phillips, who was portrayed in "Howard and Nester", went on to work for LucasArts and Microsoft Studios and is now a game design consultant.

/thought Nintendo Power folded in the 1990s...
2012-11-30 02:15:25 PM
1 votes:
I have Issue 2 of the newsletter. It had big news- they were announcing a brand new game, which was pulling out all the stops: a gold cartridge, an actual save function... weird name, though.

I need to frame that.
2012-11-30 02:06:29 PM
1 votes:

sprawl15: Apparently you can't fill up a whole magazine with "Protip: Waggle the Controller!"


I believe you're thinking of GamePro.
i21.photobucket.com
2012-11-30 02:03:22 PM
1 votes:
Mario 2 is a fantastic game despite it's differences. Only a true expert such as myself has the skills to beat the game from beginning to end, no warps, using only Toad.

/stupid worthless Toad
2012-11-30 02:00:17 PM
1 votes:
www.classicville.co.uk

images.mentalfloss.com
2012-11-30 01:40:41 PM
1 votes:
Closest my kid gets to the OMFG rush of seeing Nintendo Power magazine is his Lego magazine. It is just not the same. I also got the newsletter before the magazine.


/adjusts onion on belt
2012-11-30 01:39:25 PM
1 votes:

Surool: I interviewed for a job at Nintendo Power, but they didn't like all of this crazy "computer layout" stuff I was talking about.


I should mention this was around 1991.
2012-11-30 01:36:15 PM
1 votes:
I interviewed for a job at Nintendo Power, but they didn't like all of this crazy "computer layout" stuff I was talking about.
2012-11-30 12:43:06 PM
1 votes:
How will I keep up with the zany adventures of Nester?
 
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